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=”" width=”300″ height=”210″ />If starting out as a real estate agent is your chosen career then you really need to have a long term business projection especially if you are starting out on your own as opposed to joining an established firm. There are a lot of pressures in the real estate industry. Earning your commission for one and ensuring that you keep up to speed with all of the latest legal requirements and legislation. Some people take to the industry like the proverbial duck to water whilst others enter at a slower and more methodical pace.
Every new sales agent is different. There is no point comparing yourself to someone else who may have recently joined. You need to play to your natural instincts. If you are a people person and provide exceptional customer service for example focus on this element whilst you find your feet learning other techniques. If you are fantastic at telephone sales and are ultra confident at booking prospects, then start dialling. All the pieces fall into place eventually.
At some time or other, you have to jump into the deep end and test your expertise, new or not. You might flounder a little, feel that it is an uphill struggle but tread water and then swim for the goal. The rewards are great after all. If you work with others, then there is a lot that you can glean just by listening to an experienced agent. But listening doesn’t give you the nuts and bolts or form a strong enough foundation so that you can spring board yourself to success.
What you do
- A licence and this means getting the required education so that you can practice within your state.
- You can earn online or you can find a real estate school in your area.
- It’s also possible to learn on the job and gain your licence this way. That’s if you can be taken on at a registered real estate agency licensed school.
Listening to others who are prepared to share their experiences with you can be valuable. You can learn what worked for them and what didn’t. It’s up to you to try to incorporate this knowledge into your daily life but remember, that just because something didn’t work for any colleague, doesn’t mean it can’t
or won’t work for you. You have different strengths remember.
Do you want to work part-time? If you are uncertain about your career in real-estate and wish to test those proverbial waters, part-time may be really useful for you. It can be difficult to juggle the hours and to complete all of the demands on your time however. Think long and hard about how many hours you can realistically dedicate to your role each day. Juggling two jobs can be difficult and can lead to burn-out quite quickly.
How good are you at self-motivating? If you wish to be a real estate agent, you have to remember that the onus is on you to start earning those commission checks. It can be a difficult process in the early days too so make sure you are not reliant on this income initially.
Marketing yourself within your new career can be costly as well as timely. It can be a good idea once you are qualified to advertise your services within the local newspapers. Getting the word out there about your services is the hardest part initially. You can also have flyers created and have these distributed. Flyers work quite well but do make sure that they are not done on the cheap. These flyers represent you and your brand. If they are cheap and unprofessional, guess what? People will view you in the same way.
If you are Internet savvy, set yourself up a professional looking website and make sure it is optimized for search engines so you can pick up potential new clients this way. If you have savings, then invest in a professional marketing service that will help to guide you through the intricacies of branding and will help you to kick-start your career.
Your career will build slowly and surely and
you need to start creating a database of clients. Utilise referrals for greater success and start learning how to identify genuine prospects from time-wasters. Real estate is an exciting career choice, learn the techniques wisely and it will see you well.